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Monday, April 9, 2007 - 12:52 pm - Playlist: April 8, 2007
For the second week of Membership Drive, Art Baker from Jamaican Gold was kind enough to sit in with me (Astra) for Worldbeat and help with that whole "passing of the hat" thing where we have to beg for money to keep the station running. Thanks to those folks who called in!

1. Kese Kese (Beast of Asia Mix)DJ Cheb i Sabbah & Bally SagooMaha Maya: Shri Durga RemixedSix Degrees
2. Sun is ShiningBob Marley vs. Funkstar De LuxeEssential Dance 2000Altantic / Ada
3. Bicentennial feat. Sweet MickeyWyclef JeanWelcome to Haiti: Creole 101Bmg Int'l
4. Ob-la-Di Ob-la-daYoussou N'Dour7 Seconds: The Best of Youssou N'DourSony
5. Voodoo ChildAngelique KidjoWorld GrooveSony Music
6. Forest PowerDeep ForestMade in JapanSony
7. DilrubaNiyazNiyazSix Degrees
8. No Woman No CryJimmy Cliff & OlodumWorld GrooveSony Music
9. Bomba Te Traigo YoJosé Gonzáles Y Banda CriollaIslandsPutumayo
Monday, April 9, 2007 - 12:38 pm - Playlist: April 1, 2007
For the first day of our Spring 2007 Membership Drive, Dillon McKinsey from Writing on the Air joined me (Astra) in the studio to help drum up pledges. Here's the playlist:

1. Take Me Home Country RoadsToots & the MaytalsReggae PlaygroundPutumayo
2. Bo'ee (Come with Me)Idan Raichel ProjectOne World, Many CulturesPutumayo
3. Happy ThreshingPangeaPangeaElektra / Wea
4. Tina VieriHedningarna1989-2003Northside Records
5. Move OnMouth MusicShorelifeRykodisc
6. Dirty LaundryBitter:SweetA New GroovePutumayo
7. The Lion Sleeps TonightLadysmith Black Mambazo and the Mint JulepsDo It A CapellaElektra/Wea
8. Die FlutWitt / HeppnerInternational: Sony Music Around the WorldSony
9. SunnyroadEmiliana TorriniWomen of the World: AcousticPutumayo
10. Redemption SongBig Chief Kevin and the Flaming ArrowsHere Come the Indians Now!Mardi Gras Records
Monday, April 9, 2007 - 11:51 am - Playlist: March 25, 2007
For the last show in March, Worldbeat interviewed none other than Dan Storper, founder and CEO of Putumayo World Music. In honor of the occasion, we played nothing but Putumayo albums, and even conducted a couple of giveaways of two of their latest: Women of the World: Acoustic, and A New Groove. Big thanks to Mark for setting up, recording, and conducting the interview!

1. WaKaissaWomen of the World: AcousticPutumayo
2. BitchifiAngelique KidjoOne WorldPutumayo
3. Until the MorningThievery CorporationA New GroovePutumayo
4. SinanayGulserenTurkish GroovePutumayo
5. Sunday ArakBalkan Beat BoxGypsy GroovePutumayo
6. Ola Ta AiskolaAnastasia MoutsatsouWomen of the World: AcousticPutumayo
7. Eastern JourneyBiddu OrchestraAsian LoungePutumayo
8. MulataRaul PazNuevo LatinoPutumayo
Monday, April 9, 2007 - 11:11 am - SXSW Show: March 18, 2007
For this show, Tradewinds and Worldbeat teamed up to bring not one but two live bands into KOOP's studio for the tail end of SXSW!

First, Antibalas a 13-member Afro-beat, funk, and experimental group, got together to play several songs and answer a few questions. Nico T and Joey V of Tradewinds oversaw that, along with the help of Worldbeat's trusty apprentice, Mark. Big thanks to all of them for putting on such a great show!

After that, for Worldbeat's segment, Jen interviewed Harris Tweed, an indie/folk/pop group all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa, who graciously played several songs and let us do a few giveaways of their latest album. Kudos to Jen for putting that together!
Monday, April 9, 2007 - 11:00 am - Playlist: March 11, 2007
Jen and Mark did this show. Here's what they played:

1. CrabbuckitK-osA New GroovePutumayo
2. Zwit RitIdirCairo to CasablancaPutumayo
3. BelieveOzomatliStreet SignsConcord Records
4. Just My ImaginationThe CranberriesStars: The Best of the Cranberries, 1992-2002Island
5. Budos BandThe Volcano SongThe Budos BandDaptone Records
6. NiawalSen KumpaGlobal Rhythm March 2007Nomadic Wax
7. Sote Sote Adhi RaatSapan Jagmohan & Salma AghaGlobal Rhythm April 2007Essay
8. Beaten MetalAntibalasSecurityAnti
9. Mi ConfesionGotan ProjectLunáticoXL Recordings
10. CantaraDead Can DanceToward the Within4ad/Wea
11. Sabor De Mi RumbaAlain PerezGlobal Rhythm April 2007Ayva
Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 11:00 am - Interview with Head of Putumayo!
Tomorrow (Sunday) from 3:30 to 4:30, Worldbeat will be airing an interview with Dan Storper, Founder and CEO of Putumayo World Music.

Dan will speak about everything from the founding of Putumayo, some of the early challenges, the growing market for world music in recent years, to charitable work Putumayo does with non-profits throughout the world and some of Putumayo's other current projects.

Special thanks to Mark, our apprentice, for putting this interview together, all because of a chance meeting with Storper at a concert several months ago. Yay, Mark!

As always, you can either tune in to 91.7 FM if you're in the Austin area, or else stream it online.
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 11:20 pm - New Pics, Playlists, and Party!
So like the headline says, we've got some new pics up on our MySpace profile, at long last! If you've got a MySpace account, feel free to take a peek and see Jen and I in the studio, as well as our trusty apprentice, Mark, who's been helping us select lots of great tunes!

Also, I finally updated our playlists from the past several weeks, here on the blog. Shame on me for taking so long to do it, but they're up now if anyone's curious to see what we've been playing. All you "worldly" artists out there, feel free to send us promo CDs, if you like, to the following address:

Worldbeat c/o KOOP
PO Box 2116
Austin TX 78768-2116

And last, but certainly not least, if you're in Austin, TX, feel free to check out our East Austin Block Party tomorrow!

When: Sunday, March 4, 2007, 5 - 9 PM
Where: 3823 Airport Blvd (@ Airport & 38 1/2 Street)

The White Ghost Shivers will be headlining at the inaugural East Airport Block Party, which aims to spread awareness about the growing community-minded business culture of Austin's Near Eastside.

In addition to The White Ghost Shivers, the Anthropos Latin Combo and Fingerpistol will also be performing. The event includes food, drinks, and site tours of various 38 1/2 Street & Airport businesses (including the KOOP studio). And best of all, it's free!

Oh yeah, and don't forget to tune in tomorrow!
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:42 pm - Playlist: February 25, 2007
Mark, our apprentice on Worldbeat, joined me last week to help select some tunes. This is what we played:

1. Man Wit No WomanMr. Peters & His Boom & ChimeWeh Mi Lova DehStonetree Records
2. Here Come the Indians NowBig Chief Kevin Goodman & the Flaming ArrowsHere Come the Indians Now!Mardi Gras Records
3. Cuando CantoOzomatliLive at the FillmoreConcord Jazz
4. DivinorumOcote Soul Sounds & Adrian QuesadaEl Nino Y El SolAire Sol Records
5. Adir AdirimBalkan Beat BoxBalkan Beat BoxJDub Records
6. Work in ProgressDaniel BoulianeTagayetOnde-Spirale
7. KrishnaPadmashri Hariharan
8. Alaoui (Digital Bled Dance Mix)L'orchestre National De BarbesArabia: The Essential AlbumEssentials
9. En Sus TierrasWagogoWaking UpDandemutande
10. Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix)Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer, & Klaus BadeltGladiator: More Music from the Motion PictureDecca U.S.
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:35 pm - Playlist: February 18, 2007
Jen did this show solo, and here's what she played:

Edit: I realized after the fact that I put these in the wrong order, so I switched the heading to read Artist, Title, etc.

1. King Sunny AdeOri Mimi Maje N'teGems From The Classic YearsShanachie
2. Bela Lakatos & the Gypsy Youth ProjectDel O BrishindIntroducing Bela Lakatos & the Gypsy Youth ProjectWorld Music Network
3. KentDen Doda VinkelnDu & Jag DodenSony
4. Yoshida BrothersFukaki Umi No KanataAsian LoungePutumayo
5. Lisa Gerrard & Pieter BourkeThe Human GameDuality4ad / Wea
6. Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, & Mary BlackSonnyIreland: The Greatest Songs EverPetrol
7. Burhan Öcal & Istanbul Oriental EnsembleKapalı Çarsı (Grand Bazaar)Grand BazaarYeni Dünya Müzik
8. BadenyaBorotoAfrican GroovePutumayo
9. DJ StimSoormeyDesi NationEarthworks
10. Gubi Sandhu Feat. MC CoppaNakhraDesi NationEarthworks
11. Toumani Diabate's Symmetric OrchestraAfrica ChallengeBoulevard de l'IndependanceWorld Circuit
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 7:46 pm - Playlist: February 11, 2007
Jen and I did a special pre-Valentine's Day show, wherein I played all the happy, upbeat, sappy love music, and Jen played some stuff on the other side of the spectrum -- songs where things don't end up so hunky-dory. It was a fun show, and here's the playlist from it (the last one was played by accident, as James Bond doesn't have a whole lot to do with Valentine's Day):

Edit: I realized after the fact that I put these in the wrong order, so I switched the heading to read Artist, Title, etc.

1. TarikaBe My BabyWorld 2002Narada
2. Ace of BaseAll That She WantsThe SignArista
3. Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin'Your Love Keeps Lifting Me HigherCover the WorldPutumayo
4. TarkanBu GeceTarkanUniversal Latino
5. MishkaGive You All the LoveMishkaSony
6. Natacha AtlasWho's My Baby?Something DangerousBeggars UK - Ada
7. Van Morrison & The ChieftainsHave I Told You Lately That I Love You?Long Black VeilRCA Victor
8. The SmithsHow Soon Is Now? (Remix)
9. Matson BelleMother TongueGoodbye Juggernaut
10. Andy Stewart & Manus LunnyTake Her in Your ArmsThe Celts Rise AgainCeltophile Records
11. Leningrad Cowboys & Alexandrov Red Army EnsembleHappy TogetherWorld GrooveSony Music
12. The Surf ChamplersJames Bond ThemeWorld GrooveSony Music
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